About Katie Main

Katie Main is the Hub's Community Reporter. She is a sophomore journalism major from Cypress, Texas. She enjoys cooking, traveling and staying up to date with politics.

Story Behind the Story: David Fahrenthold and the 2016 Election

In the third episode of The Story Behind the Story podcast, Katie Main is joined by Washington Post reporter and recent Pulitzer Prize winner David Fahrenthold. Fahrenthold spent more than two years covering the 2016 presidential election, specifically investigating Donald Trump’s charitable donations. Fahrenthold’s findings received significant attention and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. […]

The Great Divide

A look into the poverty line and education achievement gap in Lubbock, as well as what is being done to change it. According to City Data, 29 percent of Lubbock residents have an income below the poverty level, which is 7.9 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, 26.5 percent of children are below the poverty […]

Humans of: J&B Coffee Co.

This week we take our “Humans of” series to J&B Coffee Co., a local establishment near and dear to the Lubbock community. The natural sunlight, chill environment and diverse menu makes J&B the ideal place to study, catch up with friends or host an event. “Bob Wood, Double T class of 1961. When I was […]

History of the Hub City: Celebrating 108 Years

On March 16, 1909 the city of Lubbock was incorporated, becoming home to 1,938 people. Located at the convergence of U.S. Routes 62 and 84, the Hub City became the center for all things agriculture, transportation, education and technology. According to the city website, Lubbock was named for Thomas S. Lubbock, a Texas Ranger and […]

The Sound of Lubbock

Deep in the heart of Texas is “the friendliest city in America.” Those not from the South Plains might find it hard to believe that Lubbock has more to offer than cotton, haboobs and tumbleweeds. However, there must be something worth mentioning about Lubbock because artists such as Clay Walker, Aaron Watson and Josh Abbott […]

Delicious, Nutritious and Ambitious

According to the South Plains Homeless Consortium, more than 400 people in Lubbock were counted homeless last year. Cesar Hernandez, a junior mechanical engineering major at Texas Tech, and three of his friends decided they wanted to do something about it. It was about a year ago that Hernandez noticed the amount of people living on the […]

Superfoods are Super Trendy

Quinoa and chia and kale, oh my! According to Mintel, there was a 202 percent increase globally in superfood product development between 2011 and 2015. According to its records, that number is going up as a result of strong consumer demand for highly nutritious products. The beginning of the superfoods trend is not entirely clear. Some […]

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